Monday, November 26, 2007

An Exchange, A Finish, A RAK, and Some WIPs


I'm so bad to not have posted this sooner but life gets in the way sometimes. This is from Becky. She stitched me this for the Fair and Square Exchange. It's a "spooky" web and I love how she stitched her initial sqaure.
I finished this the night of Thanksgiving Day. I wanted to get it done sooner but I worked Wednesday night and when I got home I was so tired that I didn't get a chance to stitch until late Thanksgiving night. It's Shepherd's Bush Thankful Sheep. It's such a cutie! It's at my not so LNS now getting finished as a little hanging pillow. I really can't wait to see how it looks like finished.

Next up are two WIPs pictures. The top one is Shepherd's Bush Jillian's Stocking. For the past few weeks I've been looking for a stocking to buy for my God Daughter Isabel (she's my cousin's daughter) and I haven't been able to find one nice enough for her. On Friday I was at my not so LNS and was browsing through the charts an *poof* the idea dawned on me that I could make her one. Of course it's not going to be done by Christmas for her but for next year it will definitely be ready for her. I'm hoping to get all the stitching done by Christmas so I can atleast show it to her, well really her parents because she'll be 9 months by then and could probably care less about it LOL. I wish I could post a picture of her because she's so freaking cute but I just don't feel comfortable doing so. On Thanksgiving she had turkey for the first time and she kept going mmmm mmmm mmmmm mmmmm hehe. Too cute!

I started Bent Creek's Autumn Snapperland before my stocking. I love the fabric I'm stitching it on and unfortunately I don't know the name of it :-( I bought it at CATS from a small booth that had it stitched up on this. It was a tiny booth and barely had enough space in it for the workers. If anyone knows which booth I'm talking about I'd love to know so that I can perhaps find the name of the fabric.
Finally, I don't have a picture to share but I've been RAK'd. I don't know who sent it to me but I received a nice little card and a skein of GASTs Mistletoe. It was so nice and brought a smile to my face. I don't know who sent it to me since there was no return address but if the person reads my blog I'd like to say THANKS!!!! I kept showing Kelly who finally walked away from me when it got too much for him LOL.

Oh one more thing! Thanks for the comments on my little bee, I forgot to write about his little wings, they have blending filament in them so they sparkle. He's at the finisher's as well and I'm impatiently waiting for his return so I can use my scissors. Off to stitch on my stocking! TTFN

***Edited to answer Barbara's comment*** It did come with a Belgiam postmark!!!

7 comments:

Barbara said...

I'm curious if your RAK came with a Belgian postmark ... a few others have also received something mysterious from that part of the world. :)

Great new starts!!

Vonna said...

I love all your new starts! And your finishes as well! Becky's squares are just the thing...aren't they?! And I love the sheep!
My daughter got a RAK in the mail too from Belgium with no return address and no name...
hmmmmm....

Kim said...

Becky's square is so pretty! The Bee is cute, but I don't get the name of it. I stitched that same shepherd's bush pattern (Thankful) for the Fair & Square exchange, did you get it at Lazy Daisy too? I really like the newest one in the series, Wish, and Diana ordered it in like early October or something but they are very slow shipping it for some reason :(

Toni said...

You can't go wrong with a SB Stocking!!! I've done two of them for the grandbabies and they are absolutely georgeous!! I did Charles stocking for John and I did Elizabeths stocking for Macy and I have all the stuff for JIllian's stocking for Mia.

Anna van Schurman said...

I recently finished Jillian's stocking, and I am compelled to pass on the info that someone gave me. You need 3 (*three!*) skeins of Concord for the stocking. (And I was miserly with the thread.) It will be beautiful when it's done!

Carla said...

Beautiful F&S blocks! Love the Halloweenie thread she used for them :)
Great start on your wips!

tkdchick said...

Lovely F&S to receive!